Similar to my comments on the prior amendment that was put forward by the opposition party, one of the primary reasons for this clause is that the legislation was drafted to provide for the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council to continue as a new college. That is the preferred path on our government's priority, as it will help ensure a smooth transition and minimize the disruption to IRCC's clients. The current regulator would have difficulty retaining its staff in the period of time before a new regulator could be established, hampering its ability to govern the profession in the interim period and its ability to provide continued service to clients.
We would like to have a smooth transition, Mr. Chair.